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Old Feb 27, 2013, 06:10 PM
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How to hold mylars for painting

I'm painting some mylars for bagging and was wondering what's the best way
to hold them up for painting...
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 08:32 PM
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The simplest way I have done it is to hot melt glue a couple small wood blocks to a piece of card board leaning back on a chair kept from sliding off the chair with a piece of tape. Just rest the mylars on the cardboard with the blocks holding them up and spray away.

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Old Feb 27, 2013, 08:32 PM
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Just lay them flat. Then you can lay posterboard masks on them, don't have to worry about runs etc. Start with misting coats also.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 09:16 PM
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Very nice Dave.
How come you get a nice straight line without using masking tape as an edge? I would have thought the paint would have bleed under the paper?

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Try and spray away from the seam of the mask and don't get the paint too wet so surface tension won't draw it under the mask.
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Dave, I never thought about laying them flat. I am using an HVLP spray gun with gravity feed, so I can't tip it very far. Thanks for the idea though!

At the moment, I'm doing something like Paul, a piece of masonite leaned up against a support, with wood block "standoffs" that I attach the mylars to with a loop of tape. It seems complicated though.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:00 PM
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Bill O,

I got my version after seeing Phill Barnes paint his mylars. If the mylars have not gone through a cycle or two and are still curly it may put up a bit of a fight.

Painting on the flat has it's own set of needs and challenges.

Good Luck,

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I just stick them to sheets of cardboard with masking tape doubled over on the back.
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I spray a mist of 3m on the back side. Very light then stick it to the paint booth wall

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Thanks guys -- sounds like I'm in the ballpark then...
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